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Maryland Vocational and Technical Schools

Despite its small size, Maryland was home to 5.93 million residents in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Often referred to as "America in Miniature," Maryland boasts tremendous variety within its slight 9,707 square miles -- from sandy beaches on the eastern shore to pine-topped mountains on its western side. With a combined tidal shoreline length of 4,431 miles, it's easy to see why shipping, sea trade and logistics are major industries. Maryland's proximity to Washington, D.C., also makes it a hub for national defense and aerospace. Students enrolled in Maryland vocational schools may find that this state's strong, diverse economy offers numerous career opportunities.

Maryland's workforce in 2013 was 2,514,165, and, according to the Maryland State Archives, it's one of the most well-educated workforce in the nation. It ranks second in the U.S. for its high concentration of professional and technical workers. The technology sector in Maryland is one of the nation's largest. The U.S. Department of Commerce ranked it first in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation in 2011 and 2012. The following fast-growing job sectors employed some of the highest numbers of employees in Maryland in May 2013:

  • Education, training, and library occupations: 169,260
  • Business and financial operations: 164,940
  • Health care practitioners and technical occupations: 153,240
  • Transportation and material moving occupations: 142,290
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 114,480

Maryland's Economy and Jobs

Education, scientific research, technology and financial services are rapidly growing sectors of the state's economy, and fortunately these fields tend to be high-paying. The median household income in Maryland for 2008-2012 was $72,999 -- almost $20,000 more than the U.S. average. Here's a sampling of careers that may be prepared for by attending Maryland vocational schools, along with mean annual wage information, according to May 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Respiratory Therapy Technicians16067570
Radiologic Technologists389064800
Automotive Body and Related Repairers300045980
Computer User Support Specialists1241051060
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand3404024820
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

Maryland's diverse and growing economy, combined with its rich history and the lifestyle afforded by a diverse array of geographical settings could make attending trade schools in Maryland very appealing to some students. Explore the many vocational and technical programs available on this site to find out how to turn your interests into a career.

Sources:

Maryland at a Glance, Maryland State Archives, accessed June 26, 2014, http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/economy/html/economy.html

Maryland Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/oes_md.htm

"Maryland," U.S. Census Bureau, State & County QuickFacts, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24000.html

"Some Famous Facts About Maryland," Maryland Kids Page, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD. http://www.mdkidspage.org/FamousFacts.htm

Vocational Schools in Maryland
This list also contains online schools that accept students from Maryland
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Columbia: 9325 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21046

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Chicago: Chicago, IL

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Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

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